ICD’s Sylia Wilson and Damien Fair receive $1.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Sylia Wilson, PhD

ICD’s Sylia Wilson and Damien Fair have received a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The grant will total $1.7 million over the course of 5 years in support of their research titled “Neurobehavioral Mechanisms Linking Childhood Social Disadvantage With Substance Use Trajectories in Adolescence and Adulthood.” This grant follows Wilson’s previous award of a $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD

The grant has been awarded to Wilson, a Principal Investigator at the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research, and colleagues in ICD (Damien Fair), Psychology (Monica Luciana, Jonathan Schaefer, Scott Vrieze), and Pediatrics (Erik Feczko, Oscar Miranda-Dominguez). In this project, Wilson and colleagues will examine effects of social inequality on the developing brain and on substance use and related outcomes in adolescence and adulthood.

Congratulations Sylia and Damien!